Convert PDF docs to beautiful HTML files without losing text or format.
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Elixir library to convert PDF documents to HTML without losing text or format.

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The command line tool pdf2htmlex must be installed on your system and the binary must be on your PATH.


Add this to your mix.exs file, then run mix do deps.get, deps.compile:

  {:pdf2htmlex, "~> 0.1"}


  import Pdf2htmlex
  # Simplest conversion possible.
  open("/Users/ricn/pdfs/sample.pdf") |> convert_to!("/Users/ricn/html")

  # Set zoom ratio to 150 % and set horizontal and vertical dpi to 96 for images.
  |> zoom(1.5)
  |> hdpi(96)
  |> vdpi(96)
  |> convert_to!("/Users/ricn/html")

  # Set the maximum width to 640 pixels and maximum height to 480 pixels
  |> fit_width(640)
  |> fit_height(480)
  |> convert_to!("/Users/ricn/html")

  # Converts only page 1 to 10
  |> first_page(1)
  |> last_page(10)
  |> convert_to!("/Users/ricn/html")

  # For more options see the documentation


The following people have contributed ideas, documentation, or code to Pdf2htmlex:

  • Richard Nyström


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request